Buying Macbook 17-inch

BobNL

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Jun 5, 2015
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Hello,

I currently have a Windows laptop, and although it has been working fine for my since 2012 I have been using OS X on my hackintosh the last couple of months, and have started to really enjoy using OS X.

Since I use my laptop mostly at school, I have always been a fan of the bigger screen sizes. My current laptop is a 17.3'' Sony laptop. I classmate of mine has a last generation before retina MBP 15''. I really love it, but the screen is just two small for me. I want the bigger screen.

I'm planning to buy a second hand 17" MBP since Apple does not make them anymore, getting the complete checkout version, upgrading the RAM to 8GB, and installing a Samsung 850 PRO SSD.

My question is, from time to time I hear that certain models of Macbook Pro's have some (grapich) problems, is that also true for the last gen pre retina models?

Thank you,

Bob
 

BobNL

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Jun 5, 2015
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It makes no difference if I get a early 2011 model? I really want SATA 6GB/s to take full advantage of my SSD.
 

maflynn

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I'd stay away from the 2011 model as stated, its not a question if it will fail but when.
 
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